April 15, 2013 |
BOSTON - More than 144 people hurt in the Boston Marathon bombing were sent to hospitals, officials said, and three were killed. Seventeen of the injured were in critical condition Monday night. The two bombs hundreds of yards apart created a "very powerful blast" that caused mostly lower-body injuries to bone, soft tissue and blood vessels, doctors said. Ten victims needed amputations. More will need surgery Tuesday, officials said. Also Tuesday, information is to be released about those who died in the blasts.
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April 7, 2013 |
Nicolas Cendoya, the 19-year-old college student rescued last week after getting lost while hiking with a friend in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County, on Sunday offered his first detailed public account of the ordeal that nearly cost the two their lives. Cendoya said he and friend Kyndall Jack, 18, quickly realized they were in trouble as night began falling during a lengthy and poorly planned Easter Sunday hike. By then their water bottle was nearly empty and he was shirtless and drenched in sweat from an arduous climb.
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April 7, 2013 |
Nicolas Cendoya, the 19-year-old college student rescued last week after getting lost while hiking with a friend in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County, on Sunday offered his first detailed public account of the ordeal that nearly cost the two their lives. Cendoya said he and Kyndall Jack, 18, realized they were in trouble as night began falling during a lengthy and poorly planned Easter Sunday hike in the Santa Ana Mountains. By then their water bottle was nearly empty, and he was shirtless and drenched in sweat from an arduous climb.
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April 5, 2013 |
The two hikers who were lost for days in Orange County's rugged backcountry remain hospitalized and are showing signs of improvement, but a reserve deputy who fell during the dramatic rescue is in serious condition with head injuries. The day after the second of the two hikers was found hidden in head-high brush, family members thanked the search teams and volunteers who scoured the area around Trabuco Canyon, and one of the rescued hikers issued a statement Friday praising those who had come to his aid. "I want to thank all those who never stopped trying to find me and Kyndall….
February 3, 2013 |
Although President Obama said he'd have to "think long and hard" about letting a son play football, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he'd have no reservations about letting a son play the game. Now, neither the president nor the commissioner has a son. They each have two daughters. But with the recent focus on violence and safety in football, the issue has been at the forefront of the national conversation. “I couldn't be more optimistic about it because the game of football has always evolved,” Goodell said Sunday.
January 18, 2013 |
A stunt performer and actress were injured Thursday night during filming of the ABC crime drama "Castle. " The stuntman sustained a head injury during a driving scene at the Paramount Pictures lot and was hospitalized in serious condition. The actress he was working with, Karen David, also was treated and released from a hospital with unspecified injuries, according to a person close to the set who was not authorized to speak about the incident. A representative for ABC declined to comment.
January 10, 2013 |
Junior Seau, among the greatest linebackers in NFL history, suffered from degenerative brain disease when he fatally shot himself in May, the National Institutes of Health said in a study released Thursday, another blow to a league whose former players say they were never warned about the dangers of head injuries. More than 2,000 former players are suing the NFL, contending the league never properly addressed the problems with head injuries and in many cases withheld information about the long-term effects associated with them.
December 9, 2012 |
Are NFL kickoffs in their final days? Nothing's official, of course, but it's clear the league is determined to find a safer alternative to one of football's most exciting plays. Commissioner Roger Goodell said this week that the competition committee will look into ways of eliminating kickoffs, thereby reducing the likelihood of head injuries and other catastrophic outcomes. This isn't idle talk. The league could be facing billions in damages as a result of head-injury lawsuits, and those would outweigh any arguments about the sanctity of the game.
October 20, 2012 |
For decades, hits to the head have been as much a part of football as touchdowns and chilled beers. But recently, more and more athletes have spoken out about the long-term damage they've sustained from repeated concussions incurred during games and practice. These types of head injuries are dangerous to adults, but they're even more concerning when they happen over and over again to children. Because of that, parents, teachers and coaches are looking for ways to make the game safer.
October 15, 2012 |
Did you wonder where San Francisco Giants first-base coach Roberto Kelly was during Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals? He was recovering from a line drive to the head by Giants catcher Buster Posey during batting practice. Kelly sustained a concussion Saturday after getting hit in the back of the head while standing near second base. As you can see in the video above, Kelly walked off the field with assistance. He was taken to a San Francisco hospital where he was diagnosed with a concussion.